ICPA Correctional Excellence Awards

To recognize outstanding progress and excellence with respect to the mission of the ICPA, particularly those achievements which advance humanitarian approaches and advance professional corrections, the ICPA has established an annual Correctional Excellence Awards with the following objectives:
  1. Encourage correctional organisations and activities at the international, national, institutional, and community levels that promote the goals of the ICPA;
  2. Enhance professionalism and excellence in correctional activities at both the organizational and individual level;
  3. Encourage cooperation, partnership, teamwork and the sharing of professional knowledge;
  4. Encourage improved humanitarian approaches toward inmates and offenders.
Awards have been established for eight categories, including:

President’s Award
Recognizes an individual or an organization who has made an outstanding contribution to corrections and/or criminal justice and who exemplifies the values of the ICPA.  Nominations are made by the President of ICPA for this unique award.

Offender Management and Reintegration
Recognizes outstanding programs which contribute to the safe reintegration of offenders into the community and reflect the respect for the dignity of all individuals.

Management and Staff Training
Recognizes the need for effective operations to support our correctional objectives.

Research Award
Reflects the ICPA’s values and objectives, underlining the importance of actions being grounded in knowledge and understanding.

Community Corrections Award
Recognizes exceptional work and innovative approaches in supporting offenders in the community; and acknowledges the vital role played by probation and parole in the work of the Association.

Correctional Healthcare Award
For special efforts in the treatment and care of offenders and/or the implementation of best practices towards the advancement of correctional healthcare services.

Outstanding Correctional Service Employee
Recognizes an individual line staff person for a specific act or characteristic of work that exemplifies professionalism, quality, and distinction in the conduct of his/her duties within a correctional environment.

Head of Service Award
Recognizes a Head of Service who has made an outstanding contribution to advance professional and humane prison and corrections in their country.

The ICPA Correctional Excellence Awards is open to any individual(s) or organisation involved in corrections and are presented at the ICPA Annual Conference Special Event and Awards Gala.

Past Award Winners

2017

Community Corrections Award:
Anna McKenna, England

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Singapore Prison Service

Management and Staff Training Award:
Pedro das Neves, Portugal

Research Award:
Jeff Pfeifer, Australia
Anja Dirkzwager and Paul Nieuwbeerta, The Netherlands

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Ian Irving, Canada

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Patrick Kiirinya Mwenda, Kenya

Head of Service Award:
Michael Donnellan, Ireland

President’s Award:
Penal Reform International (PRI)

Outstanding Contribution to the Association:
Tineke De Waele, Belgium

2016

Community Corrections Award:
Jason Hainsworth, Australia

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Israel Prison Service

Management and Staff Training Award:
Kenya Prisons Service and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute

Research Award:
Dr. Andrea Moser, Canada

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Hong Kong Correctional Services Department

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Amado Aquino Concepcion Jr., Philippines
Roman Marius Gheorghiță, Romania

Head of Service Award:
Peter Hennephof, Netherlands

President’s Award:
International Committee of the Red Cross

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Frank Porporino, Canada

2015

Community Corrections Award:
Dr James Bonta,Canada

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua, Mexico
Jennifer Gallouzis, Australia

Management and Staff Training Award:
Joe Marchese, USA

Research Award:
Dr Elizabeth Grant, Australia

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Mary Gahonzire, Rwanda

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
James Bulger, Australia
Anne Hooker, Australia

Head of Service Award:
Nils Öberg,Sweden

President’s Award:
Denise Robinson, USA

2014

Community Corrections Award:
Director Jerim W.O Oloo, Kenya

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Aftercare program Vision on Mission,Trinidad and Tobago

Management and Staff Training Award:
Craig Howard, Australia

Research Award:
MSc Toon Molleman , Netherlands

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Dorin Muresan,Romania

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Assistant Commissioner Patience Kake, Namibia

President’s Award:
International Centre for Prison Studies, United Kingdom

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Don Stolworthy, USA

2013

Community Corrections Award:
Sonya Spencer, Canada

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Jeremy Hildreth , Australia
David Brown , Australia

Management and Staff Training Award:
Sentencing Reform Implementation Team, Australia

Research Award:
Dr Richard Wener Ph.D, USA

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Charles Price, USA

President’s Award:
Tom Clements

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Ed Wozniack, United Kingdom

2012

Community Corrections Award:
Astrid Kalders, New Zealand

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
CREO – Peru and Marlon Florentini

Management and Staff Training Award:
Ana Aguilar, Mexico

Research Award:
Professor James McGuire,United Kingdom

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Dr Annelice Roa ,Dominican Republic
Dr Rafail Mekhdiev, MD, PhD, Azerbaijan

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Pat McKernan, USA

President’s Award:
Dr. Uju Agomoh, Nigeria

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Evaristus Shikongo, Namibia

2011

Community Corrections Award:
Director General Rong Rong, China

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Aleh Negev, Israel

Management and Staff Training Award:
Lars Nylen, Sweden

Research Award:
David Murray-Smith, Australia

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Mental Health Strategy,Canada

President’s Award:
Stephen Carter and the Rapid Deployment Team, USA

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Cassandra Johnson, ICPA

2010

Community Corrections Award:
Wulgunggo Ngalu Learning Place, Australia

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Laura Fraser, United Kingdom

Management and Staff Training Award:
Southern Sudan and UNMIS

Research Award:
Mohamad Shabazi, Iran

Correctional Healthcare Award:
Brian Tkachuk,Canada

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Nicole de Clercq, Belgium
James Ryan, Australia

President’s Award:
Director-General William Rentzmann, Denmark

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Orit Adato, Israel

2009

Community Corrections Award:
Martin F. Horn, USA

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Ali Shams, Iran

Management and Staff Training Award:
National Academy for Prison Staff, Israel
Justice for All Prison Fellowship, Ethiopia

Research Award:
Prof Hans Toch, USA

Outstanding Correctional Employee Award:
Grace Anyango, Kenya

President’s Award:
HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol, Thailand

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Olusola Ogundipe, Nigeria

2008

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Carol Shapiro, USA
Diane Williams, USA

Management and Staff Training Award:
UNODC in Afghanistan

Research Award:
Interdisciplinary Center of Research Applied to the Penitentiary Field – France

President’s Award:
Gary Hill, USA

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Avraham Hoffmann, Israel

2007

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Farviz Afshar, Iran
Farzad Kasrace, Iran

Management and Staff Training Award:
Bohuslav Burkiewicz, Czech Republic

Research Award:
Jeremy Travis, USA

President’s Award:
Sir Harald Fosker, Norway

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Nathee Chitsawang, Thailand

2006

Offender Management and Reintegration Award:
Trond Danielsen, Norway
Vegard Karlsen, Norway

Management and Staff Training Award:
Marjo Callaghan, Canada

Research Award:
SPS/DJI Survey Groups, Sweden

President’s Award:
John W. Braithwaite, Canada

Outstanding Contribution to the Association
Robert T. Goble, USA